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Sunday Off-topic: Some weird fucking cover songs man

A semi-random collection of cover songs. Let’s start with a somewhat unsettling version of a classic song from The Sound of Music.

This one started out as a reggae song.

And this one started out Kraftwerk.

I saw this band twice back in the day. They were great, though they got some boos from complete idiots for covering Abba.

These oughta perk things up a little.

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Bill Reynolds
Bill Reynolds
6 months ago

I love Laibach.

Catriona Faolain
Catriona Faolain
6 months ago

It’s not the most surprising thing in the world, because alt country band Lambchop supposedly always had to be held back from going too goth, but their cover of Sisters of Mercy’s This Corrosion is quite the thing.

Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
6 months ago

When it comes to cover versions, can there be anything better than a black punk band covering white power songs? I just love it; it works on so many levels. Here’s their take on Screwdriver.

Oh, and you know that thing here where people try to post insults and everyone goes “That would be a great band name.” Well….

jsrtheta
jsrtheta
6 months ago

For those unfamiliar with Snakefinger, he was tied into The Residents, who are, well, ya just gotta check ’em out, because any explanation wouldn’t get close.

Full Metal Ox
6 months ago

Presenting Edwyn Collins’ “Never Met A Girl Like You Before” as rendered on the gayageum (a classical Korean stringed instrument) by Luna Lee:

Surplus to Requirements
Surplus to Requirements
6 months ago

Bottommost video embed is broken.

Nequam
Nequam
6 months ago

I always found this cover hilarious.

Full Metal Ox
6 months ago

@Surplus to Requirements:
 
Bottommost video embed is broken.

I can’t tell whether you mean “Hazy Shade of Winter” by the Bangles, in David’s original post, or “A Girl Like You” by Luna Lee, in my comment directly above yours, but both are coming through all right on my IPad via Safari. (I’m not even remotely qualified to offer you tech advice.)

Full Metal Ox
6 months ago

Back in the day, it had occurred to me that the theme from Neon Genesis Evangelion, with its religious allusions, soaring passion, and funky dance beat, would need only the slightest of nudges to turn into an R&B spiritual.

And lo—the Glory Gospel Singers invoke the power of God and Anime:

Cyborgette
Cyborgette
6 months ago

Here’s the world’s most famous symphonic metal band covering Pink Floyd: https://yewtu.be/watch?v=4oEDnVeYYyM

And here’s less well known band Therion covering ABBA:
https://yewtu.be/watch?v=wNNdarr_RpA

And Pain of Salvation covering Leonard Cohen:
https://yewtu.be/watch?v=sfxScuK3Qy4

And In This Moment covering Queen:
https://yewtu.be/watch?v=4ivF-cdqxjQ

And Ego Likeness covering PJ Harvey:
https://yewtu.be/watch?v=ZeajwtBdc8E

IDK of any of these are “weird” but whatever 🙂

Allandrel
Allandrel
6 months ago

Ooh, favored covers!

Brazilian artist Dan Vasc’s metal version of “I’ll Make a Man Out Of You,” from Disney’s Mulan. I shave to this song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=js7mx3EgiDU

Jonathan Young’s metal version of “Guren No Yumiya,” the first theme from the anime Attack On Titan. This is my “get psyched” song. (It also features a keytar solo.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-IzvO-F5QA

Going in a completely different direction, Janet Devlin’s version of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” is easily the best version. Where so many singers belt the song out, Devlin properly sounds like a woman at the end of her rope.

Lumipuna
Lumipuna
6 months ago

They were great, though they got some boos from complete idiots for covering Abba

Did someone mention quirky Abba covers?

Victorious Parasol
6 months ago

I guess this’ll fit here, and if not, at least Alan will appreciate this.

Presenting … a Yorkshire take on Disney’s Beauty & the Beast.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsUIh9fiirU

ETA: And something a bit more in line with the topic:

Last edited 6 months ago by Victorious Parasol
Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
6 months ago

@ Vicky P

By ‘eck as like, that were right spot on. Specially as today is Yorkshire Day. ‘Appen.

Yorkshire people celebrate by adopting an air of quiet superiority and smugness. So same as any other day.

That cobbled street btw is Haworth. Where the Brontes ended up.

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Victorious Parasol
6 months ago

@Alan

I’m chuffed ter naafi breaks to see your response.

Cyborgette
Cyborgette
6 months ago

@Allandrel

Thank you so much, I adore that version of Jolene.

GSS ex-noob
GSS ex-noob
6 months ago

This list will tide me through the week.

Lil’ Nas X did a cover of “Jolene” that Dolly Herself quite liked.

@Nequam: I saw that when it aired. The folks were watching the show and we only had one TV. You can imagine the “whaaa?” look my brother and I gave each other.

Last edited 6 months ago by GSS ex-noob
Ooglyboggles
Ooglyboggles
6 months ago

Hello everyone again. Good news I can finally graduate this year. Been trying to do a lot of job hunting to tide me over. Hopefully I get lucky one of these days.

Nequam
Nequam
6 months ago

Klezmer Rammstein!

Redsilkphoenix: Jetpack Vixen, Intergalactic Meani
Redsilkphoenix: Jetpack Vixen, Intergalactic Meani
6 months ago

Testing… one two three testing….

The band Disturbed’s cover of Paul Simon’s The Sounds of Silence is pretty cool:

https://youtu.be/u9Dg-g7t2l4

Then there’s these two critics in Istanbul wanting to make sure the music of Amadeus Meowzart and Johan Sebastian Bark are played properly.

https://mobile.twitter.com/buitengebieden/status/1550091598800850945

According to a comment in the dog portion of that Twitter thread, both animals are looked after by both the concert hall staff and the staff of a nearby archeological site, so they’re used to people making weird noises with pieces of wood there.

Last edited 6 months ago by Redsilkphoenix: Jetpack Vixen, Intergalactic Meani
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